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Stella by Starlight

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 06, 2015)

When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era “novel that soars” (The New York...


Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill

by Maud Hart Lovelace & Lois Lenski HarperCollins (May 17, 2011)

Betsy, Tacy, and Tib can't wait to be ten. After all, getting two numbers in your age is the beginning of growing up—exciting things are bound to happen. And they do! The girls fall in love with the King of...


Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

by Maud Hart Lovelace & Lois Lenski HarperCollins (May 24, 2011)

Betsy, Tacy, and Tib are twelve—old enough to do lots of things...even go downtown on their own. There they see their first horseless carriage, discover the joys of the public library, and see a real play...


Incommunicado

by Randall Platt Sky Pony (November 04, 2014)

Just about everyone is incommunicado in the small, sleepy Oregon coastal town of Sea Park during winter. Until Pearl Harbor, that is, when it springs to patriotic life. But is Ruby Opal Pearl (a.k.a. Jewels)...


Cursing Columbus

by Eve Tal Cinco Puntos Press (October 01, 2009)

The dream was always the same: I was back in Russia. My family was sitting around the Sabbath table: Mama, Papa, baby Hannah and my brothers Lemmel and Shloyme. I was telling a story about America—there were...


Picturing Alyssa

by Alison Lohans Dundurn (August 05, 2011)

Every time Alyssa looks at an old family portrait, she lands on an Iowa farm in 1931. The past is nothing like Alyssas unhappy life, and Alyssa finds herself wanting to live on the farm with her new friend,...


The Troubles of Johnny Cannon

by Isaiah Campbell Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 14, 2014)

“A boy with a highly original voice winces his way into the bewildering world of adults during a neglected moment in American history” (Newbery Medalist Richard Peck) in this heroic coming-of-age novel.

Johnny...


Emily of Deep Valley: A Deep Valley Book

by Maud Hart Lovelace William Morrow Paperbacks (April 26, 2011)

“I re-read these books every year, marveling at how a world so quaint—shirtwaists! Pompadours! Merry Widow hats!—can feature a heroine who is undeniably modern.” —Laura Lippman

“There are three authors...


Carney's House Party/Winona's Pony Cart: Two Deep Valley Books

by Maud Hart Lovelace William Morrow Paperbacks (April 26, 2011)

“Some characters become your friends for life. That’s how it was for me with Betsy-Tacy.” —Judy Blume

“I am fairly certain that my independent, high-spirited grandmother must have had a childhood similar...


Willie & Me

by Dan Gutman HarperCollins (March 03, 2015)

With more than 1.5 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures series brings the greatest players in history to life.

Featuring black-and-white photographs and stats throughout, plus back matter separating...


Outside In

by Karen Romano Young Greenwillow Books (April 19, 2011)

Chérie Witkowski is twelve, and she doesn't want to turn thirteen this year. This is the year, 1968, that everything -- absolutely everything-seems to be changing. At home her parents are expecting a new baby,...


Kate's Story, 1914

by Adele Whitby Simon Spotlight (June 24, 2014)

There are more family secrets waiting to be discovered at Vandermeer Manor in America in the second book of a historical fiction mystery series.

It’s the end of June in 1914, and Beth Etheridge is traveling...


Girl in Reverse

by Barbara Stuber Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 13, 2014)

Being adopted isn’t easy—especially when you’re seen as a national enemy. A teen seeks the roots of her identity in this stirring novel from the acclaimed author of Crossing the Tracks.

When Lily was three,...


Deadly

by Julie Chibbaro & Jean-Marc Superville Sovak Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 22, 2011)

Join the search for Typhoid Mary in this early twentieth-century CSI. Now in paperback!

Prudence Galewski doesn’t belong in Mrs. Browning’s esteemed School for Girls. She doesn’t want an “appropriate”...


Homefront

by Doris Gwaltney Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (December 29, 2009)

For as long as Margaret Ann Motley can remember, she has been waiting and hoping for one thing -- a room to call her very own. And when Margaret's older sister leaves for college, it looks like Margaret's days...


Born of Corruption

by Teri Brown Balzer + Bray (May 06, 2014)

Returning to the atmospheric and mysterious Jazz Age world of Born of Illusion, Teri Brown's Born of Corruption is a 64-page companion digital novella about what happens when New York City's most notorious socialites,...


Joshua's Song

by Joan Hiatt Harlow Margaret K. McElderry Books (July 23, 2013)

Boston, 1919. It’s been a terrible year for thirteen-year-old Joshua Harper. The influenza pandemic that’s sweeping the world has claimed his father’s life; his voice has changed, so he can’t sing in...


Invisible Things

by Jenny Davidson HarperTeen (November 23, 2010)

Sixteen-year-old Sophie knows there is more to the story of her parents' death. And she's on a mission to find the truth. To aid her in solving the decades-old mystery, Sophie has enlisted her best friend, Mikael,...


School of Charm

by Lisa Ann Scott Katherine Tegen Books (February 18, 2014)

At the School of Charm, everyone has a wish to whisper. With an enchanting small-town setting, lively storytelling, and a hint of magic, this debut novel is perfect for fans of Ingrid Law, Clare Vanderpool,...


The Locked Garden

by Gloria Whelan HarperCollins (June 02, 2009)

It's the year 1900, the dawn of a new century and a chance for a new beginning for Verna and Carlie, whose mother died two years ago. They are headed to their new home—the grounds of an asylum for the mentally...


Crossing the Line

by Bibi Belford Sky Pony (August 22, 2017)

For readers of The Lions of Little Rock and P. S. Be Eleven, an award-winning middle grade novel inspired by the true events leading up to the 1919 Chicago race riots.

Some people think there’s a line, and...


Travels with Louis

by Mick Carlon Leapfrog Press (September 04, 2012)

The warm-hearted story of Louis Armstrong and 12-year-old Fred, who learns about jazz—and life—from the great musician himself.


Cape Cod Surprise: Oliver Matches Wits with Hurricane Carol

by Carol Newman Cronin & Laurie Ann Cronin GemmaMedia (July 04, 2010)

Oliver returns! The character we came to love in Oliver's Surprise finds himself on Cape Cod aboard Cap'n Eli's boat, the beloved "Surprise," as a major hurricane threatens to make landfall. In 1954, Hurricane...


The Colors of the Rain

by R. L. Toalson little bee books (September 18, 2018)

This historical middle grade novel written in free verse, set against the backdrop of the desegregation battles that took place in Houston, Texas, in 1972, is about a young boy and his family dealing with loss...


Fire in the Streets

by Kekla Magoon Aladdin (August 28, 2012)

What means more, shared values or shared blood? Maxie’s choice changes everything in this acclaimed companion to The Rock and the River.

Bad things happen in the heat, they say.

Maxie knows all about how fire...


Winnie's Great War

by Lindsay Mattick, Josh Greenhut & Sophie Blackall Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 18, 2018)

From the creative team behind the bestselling, Caldecott Medal--winning Finding Winnie comes an extraordinary wartime adventure seen through the eyes of the world's most beloved bear.

Here is a heartwarming imagining...


The Circus Thief

by Alane Adams & Lauren Gallegos SparkPress (November 06, 2018)

The circus is in town, and Georgie has his heart set on going. When Papa agrees to take him and his friend Harley, the boys marvel at the amazing elephants and clowns. But the best act of all is the amazing...


In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

by Bette Bao Lord & Marc Simont HarperCollins (April 02, 2019)

A timeless classic that will enchant readers who love Jennifer L. Holm and Thanhha Lai, about an immigrant girl inspired by the sport she loves to find her own home team—and to break down any barriers that...


A Penny for a Hundred

by Ethel Pochocki & Mary Beth Owens Down East Books (December 20, 2014)

A Penny for a Hundred is beloved children's book author Ethel Pockocki's timeless tale of culture shock in rural Maine during the Second World War. It is 1944 and nine-year-old Clare will finally be able to...


The Blood Lie: A Novel

by Shirley Reva Vernick Cinco Puntos Press (October 04, 2011)

Latent hostility against the Jews erupts in a blood lie when Daisy, a young Gentile girl, disappears in the woods.


Growing Up with Aloha: A Nanea Classic 1

by Kirby Larson American Girl (August 21, 2017)

Nine-year-old Nanea may be the youngest in her family, but she still wants to "dip her paddle in" and be useful. She knows she's grown-up enough to help in her grandparents' market. But before she can prove...


Hula for the Home Front: A Nanea Classic 2

by Kirby Larson American Girl (August 21, 2017)

Nanea had hoped that going back to school would make life seem normal again. But everything has changed since the war, including Miss Smith's wonderful classroom. Nanea's dear friend Donna is gone, and now there's...


This Means War!

by Ellen Wittlinger Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 26, 2012)

October 1962. Juliet Klostermeyer's world is turning upside down. All she hears from her parents and teachers and on the news is the Russian threat and the Cuban Missile Crisis. And things aren't much better...


The Windy Hill

by Cornelia Meigs Dover Publications (July 24, 2017)

A pair of teens visiting their wealthy cousin in a sleepy seaside town stumble upon a family mystery in this suspenseful Newbery Honor Book. Oliver and Janet sense immediately that something's wrong with Cousin...


Ghost Boys

by Jewell Parker Rhodes Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 17, 2018)

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better....


The Santa Thief

by Alane Adams SparkPress (November 07, 2017)

• Total print sales in the US rose 2% in 2014, but children’s books were the key driver, with 13% growth. • The book includes lushly drawn illustrations. • A heartwarming tale of 1920s America. • Historical...


Snakes and Stones

by Lisa Fowler Sky Pony (November 01, 2016)

Twelve-year-old Chestnut Hill’s daddy stole her and the triplets away from their mama. At least, that’s how Chestnut remembers it.

It’s 1921, and after nearly two years on the road with his traveling elixir...


The Lady's Slipper: A Melody Mystery

by Emma Carlson Berne American Girl (February 16, 2017)

Melody Ellison is impressed by her sophisticated new friend, Leah Roth, but she wishes her cousin Val would stop being so standoffish to Leah! Melody meets Leah's grandfather, Dr. Roth, a botanist who escaped...


Message in a Bottle: A Julie Mystery

by Kathryn Reiss American Girl (February 16, 2017)

When Julie visits Gold Moon Ranch, a farming commune in California's gold rush country, the back-to-the-land lifestyle seems idyllic at first. But peculiar problems keep cropping up, almost as if someone was...


The Runaway: A Maryellen Mystery

by Alison Hart American Girl (February 16, 2017)

Scooter, Maryellen's pudgy pet dachshund, may be lazy, but he's one of the family, and Maryellen loves him dearly. And he never misses a meal! So when Scooter doesn't show up at dinnertime, she's worried. Maryellen...


Survival Tails: The Titanic

by Katrina Charman Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 20, 2018)

Lovable animals band together to survive historic disasters in this thrilling new series, perfect for fans of the I Survived books.

When loyal dog Mutt discovers that his owner and best friend Alice is set to...


Wheels of Change

by Darlene Beck Jacobson Creston Books (April 01, 2017)

Racial intolerance, social change, and sweeping progress make 1908 Washington, D.C., a turbulent place to grow up in for 12-year-old Emily Soper. For Emily, life in Papa’s carriage barn is magic, and she's...


Taking Off

by Valerie Tripp & Juliana Kolesova American Girl (August 27, 2015)

Turning ten is a big deal, and Maryellen Larkin wants to celebrate it in a very special way. Will she choose a western theme or decide on a superstar celebration, or will the event turn out to be something even...


The One and Only

by Valerie Tripp & Juliana Kolesova American Girl (August 27, 2015)

Maryellen Larkin is nine years old and longs to stand out, but in a family with five brothers and sisters it's easy to get lost in the shuffle! A painting mishap gains her some attention, but not the kind she's...


Dancing Carl

by Gary Paulsen Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 22, 2012)

Dancing Carl, Gary Paulsen's first novel, was a ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Notable Children's Trade Book for the Language Arts.

In the winter, life in McKinley, Minnesota, revolves around the rinks,...


The Jumping-Off Place

by Marian Hurd McNeely & William Siegel Dover Publications (May 04, 2017)

In the summer of 1910, four orphans leave their home in Wisconsin to "prove up" their claim to a parcel of land on the South Dakota prairie. Seventeen-year-old Becky Linville and her younger siblings — Dick,...


Mischief and Malice

by Berthe Amoss Lizzie Skurnick Books (April 27, 2015)

Set in New Orleans, Louisiana, on the eve of World War II, Mischief and Malice is a brand new work from an iconic figure in young adult literature. Following the death of her Aunt Eveline, fourteen-year old...


A Long Day in November

by Ernest J. Gaines Lizzie Skurnick Books (November 11, 2013)

An affectionate and funny story set in the “black quarter" of a Southern sugar cane plantation in the 1940s and told by a child named Eddie, who watches his mother leave his father over his preoccupation with...


Isabel's War

by Lila Perl Lizzie Skurnick Books (November 03, 2014)

In a stunning new novel completed just before her death in 2013, award-winning author Lila Perl introduces us to Isabel Brandt, a French-phrase-dropping twelve-year-old New Yorker who's more interested in boys...


Stealing Indians

by John Smelcer Leapfrog Press (July 18, 2016)

"A poignant story of colonization and assimilation, something I know a little bit about. A masterpiece."—Chinua Achebe

"One of our most brilliant writers tells a harsh truth about American history."—Roxanne...